In 2004, a woman's steel chastity belt triggered a security alarm at the metal detector. The woman explained that her husband had forced her to wear the device to prevent an extramarital affair while she was on vacation in Greece. She continued her flight to London on the pilot's authority. abc.net.au/news/2004-02-0…
The best-selling living author, Danielle Steel, has received "a resounding lack of critical acclaim" for her 179 books. In her romance novels, she draws from her experiences of having been married 5 times to financiers, ex-convicts, and a vintner, and having 9 children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
Viggo Mortensen would not have taken the part of Aragorn in LOTR had it not been for his 11 year old son's enthusiasm for the books. He performed his own stunts insisting he used a real steel sword and he also purchased the two horses, whom he rode and bonded with over the duration of the films. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vig…
In 1978, The House Select Committee on Assassinations reported John F. Kennedy's brain is missing. During the autopsy, his brain was removed and placed in a stainless steel box given to the Secret Service. The box was moved to the National Archives building in 1965. As of 1966, it was gone. theguardian.com/world/sho…
Columbia Pictures were doubtful that Kevin Bacon was attractive enough to play the lead role in Footloose (1984). Then-studio-head Dawn Steel went around the lot flashing a photo of Bacon asking, "is he fuckable?" independent.co.uk/arts-en…
Korean chopsticks aremainly metal as during the Baekje(18BC-660AD)Period the royal family used silver chopsticks to detect poison in their food since silver changes color when it comes in contact w/ poisonous chemical.It is believed that commoners took after the king and adopted steel chopsticks. foodbeast.com/news/why-ko…
Henry Bessemer, the engineer largely credited with the invention of modern steel, also invented or contributed to embossed postage stamps, long sheets of plate glass, military weapons, and a method for extracting sugar from sugar cane. He eventually earned nearly 130 patents en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
Magnetic compasses on steel ships need the magnetic field to be β€œtuned” so the ship’s own magnetic field doesn’t affect the compass too much. marineinsight.com/marine-…
The White House was completely gutted and reinforced with steel beams in 1949-50. It was only standing, in the words of the Public Buildings Administration commissioner, β€œby force of habit.” mashable.com/2016/01/06/w…
Today I learned about Damascus Steel Swords a type of steel scientists don’t know how to exactly replicate due to the technique being lost to time. They were said to be tough, resistant to shattering, contain a resilient edge and even have nano tubes. They are characterised by a flowing water/teardrop pattern. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dam…
Fred in Groundhog Day is Michael Shannon's first major role. He went on to play many roles, including General Zod in Man of Steel youtube.com/watch?v=quykR…
Stainless steel removes the smell of garlic from your fingers. huffpost.com/entry/elimin…
The steel bar that hangs from the backs of semi-trailers is often referred to as a β€œMansfield bar” because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made it mandatory for all semi-trucks to be fitted with them after the gruesome death of actress Jayne Mansfield. dailytelegraph.com.au/new…
US pennies were made of steel in 1943 due to a copper shortage during world war 2. wikipedia.org/wiki/1943_s…
Cleanup workers at Fukushima have to build a new steel water tank at the rate of one every four days to contain the water used to cool the destroyed reactors, and space to build more is becoming scarce. bellona.org/news/nuclear-…
Stephanie Kwolek the inventor of Kevlar was working on finding a new, lightweight substitute for steel belting in automobile tires, on fears of a looming oil shortage and in anticipation of a market for lighter tires. What resulted was a new fiber five times stronger than steel by weight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Stomach acid is strong enough to dissolve stainless steel in 4-5 days. dailyinteresting.com/stom…
Graphene is thinner than a human hair and stronger than steel. Completely clear, and flexible. If there was an easy way to cultivate it, it could change the manufacturing of so many products. graphenea.com/pages/graph…
The Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial in Jersey City consists of two parallel stainless steel walls, each 210 feet long by 30 feet high, that not only remember the names of the 476 New Jersey victims but also illuminate a dramatic halo of light that touches each name at dusk and at dawn. segd.org/content/empty-sk…
The Steel Drum was created in Trinidad and Tobago after the British banned African percussion music and traditional stick-fighting after the Canboulay Riots in 1890. Steel Drums later emerged made from frying pans, dustbin lids, and, of course, oil drums due to the country's oil resources. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Sections of the shiny stainless steel exterior of the Frank Gehry designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles had to be de-polished because in bright sun they were cooking neighboring buildings and blinding drivers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
The 14th Dalai Lama has a collection of more than 15 watches, among them a Patek Phillipe Ref. 658 - one of only 15 made - which was sent by US President Frank D. Roosevelt and is still functional, a Rolex Datejust made of gold and stainless steel, and a Rolex Day-Date made of yellow gold watchmaster.com/en/journa…
Disappointment Island is an uninhabited island in New Zealand. In 1868, a steel tanker crashed on the island which killed 68 people, leaving the 15 survivors waiting 18 months to be rescued. In 1907, another ship ended up crashing there and 12 men drowned. blog.tepapa.govt.nz/2018/…
The man believed to be the richest drug lord of all time died while getting plastic surgery to alter his appearance. The two surgeons that performed the procedure were later found dead, encased in concrete inside steel drums, with their bodies showing signs of torture en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ama…
Wood can now be made stronger than steel and nearly as bulletproof as Kevlar (but at only 5% of the cost)! getpocket.com/explore/ite…
In order to minimize civilian casualties, the CIA has been using a drone missile which pops out several steel blades at the last moment to slice its targets into bits -- and that it's nicknamed the β€œFlying Ginsu” popularmechanics.com/mili…
In 1943 to save copper for WWII production, the US Mint made pennies from steel with a coating of zinc. These pennies had a silver appearance rather than the traditional copper coloring. thesprucecrafts.com/how-r…
George Washington's teeth were comprised of lead, gold, brass, and steel springs, with a combination of animal and human teeth. The animal teeth included cow teeth, horse teeth, and hippopotamus teeth. It has been posited that the human teeth came from enslaved people, which was commonplace daily.jstor.org/were-geor…
Graphene, while only being an atom thick, is 200 times stronger than steel. graphenano.com/en/what-is…
According to Anthropologist Gordon McEwan, the Inca Empire (1438 - 1572) lacked the use of wheeled vehicles, lacked the knowledge of iron and steel, and above all, they lacked a system of writing, but were still able to construct one of the greatest imperial states in human history. wikipedia.org/wiki/Inca_E…
White Castle became popular because of public reaction to Upton Sinclair’s β€œThe Jungle”. To make sure that customers thought their food was clean, the buildings were painted completely white, the interiors were made of stainless steel, and the employees all wore spotless uniforms thedailymeal.com/eat/9-th…
Romance novelist Danielle Steel wrote one science fiction novel, which was still a romance but with a clone daniellesteel.com/blog/th…
All modern steel is (very, very) slightly radioactive. Atmospheric air is needed to make steel, which is contaminated due to nuclear tests/disasters. Equipment sensitive to radionucleides require "low-background steel", which is most commonly obtained from warships produced before 1945. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low…
The Haya People of Tanzania have been forging steel for over 2000 years. Investigation of their land led to the discovery of ancient furnaces that were then carbon dated and found to be around 2000 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
As steel wires in tires become magnetized with use, rotating tires create a magnetic field. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rad…
PhD students built a supersonic cannon that can fire pingpong balls that break the sound barrier, and shoot clean through steel cans. youtu.be/zJqMWXt5Ihs
The Torre Latino stands 188 m tall, contains offices, a history museum and was the tallest building in Mexico City from 1956 until 1972. The building earned an award by the American Institute of Steel Construction for being the tallest building ever exposed to an enormous seismic force cdmxtravel.com/en/attract…
After Mao Zhedong promised China's steel production would one day surpass England's and America's, many children born in 1958 and 1959 were named 'Chaoying' ('Surpass England') or 'Chaomei' ('Overtake America'). delanceyplace.com/view-se…
Today I learned of the Leidenfrost Effect, which creates a protective water barrier around your skin, and allows you to smach molten steel without getting burned interestingengineering.co…
Although regular concrete needs steel formwork, 3D printed concrete has different methods of achieving structural integrity youtu.be/yzt9n5mB0dw
Radioactive steel accidentally contaminated with Cobolt-60 was used to build hundreds of apartments in Taiwan in 1980, that were occupied for 20 years, and some studies show beneficial outcomes from the exposure. smh.com.au/national/glowi…
Author of β€œHow to Win Friends and Influence People” Dale Carnegie bears no relation to steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. Dale changed his name from its original spelling, "Carnagey," to "Carnegie.” The new spelling made people associate his classes and books with the wealthy Carnegie family. biography.com/.amp/writer…
To promote Man of Steel (2013), Warner Bros paid a professor to create a Superman-centric sermon outline for pastors in order to appeal to Christian viewers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Gold is so rare that the world pours more steel every hour than it has poured gold since the beginning of recorded history. articles.royalmintbullion…
When welding Galvanized Steel, your PPE should include a respirator to prevent severe illness metalsupermarkets.com/wel…
The Hawaiian steel guitar strongly influenced the sound of both country music & the blues thanks to Hawaii musicians who toured the US mainland in the early 20th century and played with founders of both styles smithsonianmag.com/smiths…
The Nucor Corporation, a North Carolina-based steel manufacturer, is America's largest recycler. In 2015, they recycled 16.9 million tons of scrap steel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuc…
The current record holder for the tallest pure timber structure in the world is The MjΓΈstΓ₯rnet Building, located in Norway. It stands at 85.4 m (280 feet) tall. Buildings having mostly timber structure are called plyscrapers although they are not as tall as steel or concrete skyscrapers. youtu.be/ySVHZmwmUbI
The world's primary source of low-background steel (steel produced before nuclear detonations) is the sunken remains of the German High Seas Fleet, which was scuttled after WWI to prevent it being divided amongst the Allies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scu…
All steel produced after WW2 is contaminated with radionuclides from atomic bombs. "Low-backround steel" is steel made before or during WW2, and is needed for precise measuring and censor equipment, such as equipment for measuring radionuclides in steel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low…

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